The storm that dropped about a foot on us here in Southwestern Virginia blasted the National Capital Region with a major blizzard that has shut down the city and the the government.
Amy and I saw a lot of storms in Washington during our 23 years as residents of Arlington. I was fortunate enough to be out of town during many of the big ones — New Mexico in 1984, Hawaii in 1987, Manila in 1997 — but I was in town in 2003 when about two feet of snow fell and that’s when I shot the photo above of a DC resident getting around the National Mall on cross country skis.
I was also in town for a Good Friday blizzard that dumped about 22 inches on Washington in April, shutting down the government, the airports and even the subway system.
We should be thankful for small favors.
- Snow piles up, paralyzing nation’s capital (huffingtonpost.com)